This is a scale model of the bronze sculpture that ultimately made its home at the main dock entrance to Cap Sante Boat Haven. Sculptor Gerard K. Tsutakawa titled his piece “Annie Curtis,” after the city’s namesake. The model was displayed in 2006, and the actual sculpture was put in place in 2008. It includes […]
It was May 2011 when the Port of Anacortes celebrated completion of an environmental cleanup and re-opening of Seafarers’ Memorial Park on the shoreline of Fidalgo Bay. A picture perfect afternoon. This park remains one of this seaside community’s prized public assets.
A superstar among accessible Port of Anacortes public assets is Cap Sante Marina, renowned among boaters for its location, amenities, service and competitive pricing. Investment in the facility is ongoing, as evidenced by these photos from late 2011 and early 2012. Text with the 2011 photo read: “The ‘front porch’ at the Cap Sante Boat […]
Fidalgo Island’s working waterfront knows no season. Yes, some seasons are busier than others, but activities ranging from recreational sailing to commercial fishing continue year-round, as evidenced by these photos taken Sunday, January 19. In addition to several local marinas, marine activities include Wahington State Ferries (WSF), the Port of Anacortes, Dakota Creek Industries, Trident, […]
The ferry “Coho” stops into Anacortes from time to time for work at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). She is pictured here on a quiet Sunday afternoon, in drydock at Port of Anacortes Pier 1. The M/V Coho is a passenger and vehicle ferry owned and operated by Black Ball Line, carrying passengers and vehicles between […]
Port of Anacortes District 4 Commissioner John Pope decided not to run again in 2019, a decision that led to the election of successor Bonnie Bowers. Pope retired from a 34-year career in refining. He has also served on the Anacortes School Board, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and the Skagit Regional Transportation […]
This AnacortesToday archive photo shows Bill Wooding in his hangar at the Anacortes Airport in August 2014. The occasion was an airport open house hosted by the Port of Anacortes. Many of those in attendance had the privilege of seeing some of the cars and airplanes owned by Bill, including this MiG (Czechoslovakian, I think). […]
That’s Cap Sante in the foreground, Guemes Island on the horizon. In between are many of the businesses and organizations that contribute in significant ways to this community’s health. Look for City Hall and the city wastewater treatment plant. See Port of Anacortes facilities including Pier 2; Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard and Trident Seafoods. […]
With Port of Anacortes Executive Director Bob Hyde behind the wheel, state Senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano Island) toured Anacortes waterfront facilities including Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). Accompanying Hyde and Haugen on the Wednesday morning tour were DCI owner Dick Nelson (back seat, left) and Skagit Council of Government (SCOG) Transportation Director James Mastin. Hyde’s […]
Drawing a crowd Friday evening at Seafarers’ Memorial Park was Steve Kelly and Cherry Cherry, a group dedicated to entertaining their audiences with the music of Neil Diamond. The free concert was hosted by the Port of Anacortes and the Snohomish Artists Guild, with one more concert to follow next Friday. This photo was taken […]
It was a red hot start to the 2011 Summer Concert Series hosted by the Port of Anacortes. The free, five-week outdoor concert series opened Friday with the Red Hot Blues Sisters. The Sisters are fronted by the “hot and soulful vocals” of Suze Sims and the “searing rock/blues styles” of Teri Anne Wilson on […]
These flowers are blooming just a few yards from the Guemes Channel shoreline near the Puget Sound Rope factory in Anacortes. Enjoy the sun while it lasts!